MRF541 Hill Day 2020 Brochure_04 FINAL


RESEARCH • Funding for the Peer Reviewed Melanoma Research Program (PRMRP), including melanoma as an eligible cancer in the Department of Defense Appropriations bill • Inclusion of melanoma-specific report language under the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in the Labor, Health and Human Services (HHS) Appropriations bill • Support funding for the skin cancer prevention activities of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the HHS Appropriations bill

PREVENTION • Preserve the Affordable Care Act’s Indoor Tanning Tax (strongly supported by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)) • No copay skin screenings in 50 U.S. states • Increase the awareness of the dangers of tanning through increased use of black box warnings within tanning salons and marketing materials (i.e. websites, waiver forms, etc.)

ACCESS • Sunscreen in schools (in partnership with the SUNucate Coalition) • Access to safe and effective sunscreens as part of a comprehensive sun safe regimen, including working with the NCSCP, PASS, AAD, the U.S. Surgeon General and the FDA to ensure the patient voice is heard • Access to healthcare (in partnership with the American Cancer Society)

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